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Wireless N isnt cutting it. Need help ASAP

by Aukakee / October 13, 2010 11:18 AM PDT

I have a desktop with a Airlink AWLH6075 PCI Adapter 802.11b/g/n connecting to a D-Link Wireless N 300 DIR615. Other people in the house with on a laptop with a built in wireless g get 100% signal strength weather they are close or farther from the router than me. on the connection it says there connection wireless G 100% signal strength and then it says min Wireless G/N with 37% signal strength. Im not sure if i need to made settings on the dlink router by going to the 192.168.0.1 or if its something on my side.

Think i might goto Geeks tomorrow and buy a Wireless G adapter USB or PCI im not sure which is better. Any input on that choice would help also, but here is a link to there Wireless G section: http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=648

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2010 11:34 AM PDT

Sounds like a no name but worth noting is my N router is set to G mode and works better on that setting. As my internet connection is less than 54 megabit, no real loss there.
Bob

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by bill012 / October 13, 2010 10:38 PM PDT

Many PCI adapters do not work well because the desktop case blocks the signal. The main reason people used PCI wireless cards was USB 1 was limited to 12m. Now that almost all machines have usb2 ports I suspect nobody will make PCI cards.

Before you go buy stuff you could try a few things. First turn off the N support in both the router and the PCI card. You really can't run some machines on G and others on N, what happens is that the equipment will switch back and forth and most routers do a very poor job of it. Next see if temporary moving/turning your desktop makes a difference.

I would avoid a PCI card if you have USB2 ports. You can buy a cheap usb extension cable and move the USB adapter until you get the best signal.

If you have the option a ethernet cable to the router is best for a desktop machine that are not moved around.

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